Asiedu double settles mid-table bun fight
IN A lacklustre home performance, DMP were well-beaten on a cold, wet North East day at the Northern Echo Arena, the visitors Cambridge deservedly running out comfortable winners.
Cambridge began and ended well. They opened the scoring with a Jack Green penalty and player of the match, Cambridge wing Nana Asiedu shrugging off several would-be tacklers en route to the line for the first try of the day.
Green converted and visiting No.8 Stephen Hipwell grabbed blood and sand’s second try after some close quarter work near the home line.
DMP’s Garry Law pegged back a penalty before the interval, but it was Cambridge who had the spring in their step as the players walked down the tunnel at oranges.
In the second half, the home side never really looked like going over for a try despite some clearcut opportunities.
In the latter stages of the game, both teams were reduced in numbers, as first Cambridge’s Matt Hema was binned for foul play, just prior to DMP’s Ralph Appleby for a technical offence.
As Green missed three penalty shots at goal, the visitors tally could have been more, until Asiedu caught a kick wide out and strolled in for the visitors third try with five minutes remaining to put the game to bed - Cambridge now up to eighth while DMP lie tenth.